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I think my son’s date is ugly. Why am I such a jerk? Carolyn Hax readers give their advice.

Readers advise a parent wracked with shame for caring that son's new date is "just not at all pretty."

By Carolyn HaxDecember 7, 2022
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Ask Jules: My friend is mad at me for not liking her tweets

A friendship blows up after one friend asks the other why they aren't engaging with her posts on social media.

By Jules TerpakDecember 7, 2022
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What holiday gifts do we get for teachers and day-care workers?

Is cash appropriate? The answer is a resounding yes.

By Meghan LeahyDecember 7, 2022
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Miss Manners: Can I tell visiting relatives they’re in the way?

Reader’s family is constantly on the go and when relatives visit from out of town they often get in the way.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 7, 2022
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Ask Amy: My fiance’s family has barely acknowledged our engagement

A reader is worried about awkwardness involving their fiance’s family in wedding plans since they do not seem enthusiastic about the engagement.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 7, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Mom thinks her profane adult kids sound ‘crass, or dull’

A mom wonders whether she can do anything to curb her three adult children’s swearing habits.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 7, 2022
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Ask Elaine: I’m moving across the world. How do I put myself out there?

A reader is about to move to Vietnam to teach English. How do they make the most of their time abroad?

By Elaine WelterothDecember 6, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Is mom’s help with the kids worth her commentary?

A parent of three needs help. Mom is offering, but is her help worth the commentary that comes with it?

By Carolyn HaxDecember 6, 2022
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Miss Manners: I’m annoyed at the responses to my comments on articles

Reader takes pride in thoughtfully crafted comments on newspaper articles and hates when people ruin them with their responses.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 6, 2022
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Ask Amy: Should I tell my ex the reasons why I broke up with him?

An ex keeps reaching out on Facebook. Should the reader tell him the specific reasons they broke it off?

By Amy DickinsonDecember 6, 2022
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The best Carolyn Hax columns about the holidays

We've rounded up the best Carolyn Hax columns on the winter holiday season.

By Haben Kelati and Carolyn HaxDecember 5, 2022
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Miss Manners: My in-laws say they love my food but barely eat any of it

Reader would rather their in-laws be honest about not liking their food.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 5, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Amazing chemistry, but only one-sided attraction

A reader struggles with self-doubt after a guy is "not physically attracted" despite flirty dates and exciting chemistry.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 5, 2022
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Ask Amy: My husband planned a camping trip with a single woman

She learned to trust her husband again after he betrayed her in the past. Now she’s caught him in another lie.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 5, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Dad weighs giving adult son makeup cash for lean childhood

A father wants to give his adult son cash to make up for a childhood that was less privileged than his younger sisters'.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 4, 2022
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Ask Amy: My mother-in-law excludes us in favor of my husband’s ex-wife

Reader wishes their mother-in-law would stop encouraging a bad dynamic with her son’s ex-wife.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 4, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Parent of a disabled child is tired of pity from friends

Parent of a child with special needs is tired of shock and pity from friends, and wishes they'd make an effort to understand.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 3, 2022
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Ask Amy: Readers respond to letters that have resonated

This column is dedicated to reader responses to previously published letters.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 3, 2022
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Miss Manners: Friend uses the bathroom with the door open during dinner

Reader’s friend came over for dinner and used the bathroom with the door open to accommodate their dog.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 3, 2022
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Ask Damon: Am I homophobic because I think my gay in-law is rude?

A bridesmaid is offended by comments from her sister-in-law’s brother, who is gay. She wants to know: “Is there a way I can ask him to check it a little without coming across as a homophobe?”

By Damon YoungDecember 2, 2022